New Professor of Missiology, Michael Goheen

Calvin Seminary is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Goheen as Professor of Missiology. Dr. Goheen will be holding the Jake and Betsy Tuls Chair of Missiology.  Dr. Goheen is a leading scholar on the thought of Lesslie Newbigin. Among his many books are The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (Baker, 2004), a best-seller he co-authored with Craig Bartholomew, and A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church in the Biblical Story (Baker, 2010). A number of his books have been translated into Korean, Russian, Bengali, and Chinese.

He began ministry as a church planter and has continued to be a preaching pastor for the past 13 years in addition to his teaching and writing. He is excited about training future pastors and leaders as part of the CTS faculty.

In addition to his appointment at Calvin Seminary, Dr. Goheen will also be working with the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco and the Surge Network of Churches in of Arizona. “One of the major tasks I’ll be working on for the three institutions is a missional curriculum,” says Goheen. “That is, if mission is central to the church’s being how would that influence biblical studies, systematic theology, church history, and so-called ‘practical’ theological subjects.”

He will continue to live in Vancouver even as he makes the commitment to spend significant time at key seasons each year in Grand Rapids to teach in both Calvin Seminary’s distance and residential programs. His first course at CTS will be the hybrid version of Intro to Ministry in the new Distance M.Div. program this fall.

For more info, read his bio here.

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